Jago's Vascianna, Hinds sound early alarm
The St Jago High duo of Vashaun Vascianna and Tafar-Hi Hinds registered double wins at last Saturday's Gerald Claude Foster Over Distance meet held at GC Foster College.
Vascianna, who was the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys' Championships Class two winner in the 110 metres hurdle event, showed that he is in great form going into the new season after winning the Class two 150 and 300 metres. He blitzed 16.49 seconds in the 150m to break the three-year-old mark of 16.58 seconds.
In the 300 metres, he clocked 35.01 seconds as the Wolmer's Boys' pair of Shemar Uter (36.84) and Jelani Gordon (37.48) seconds finished second and third overall.
Hinds ensured that his school ended the day with double success after good runs in middle-distance events by capturing the 1000 and 3000 metres Open events .
His first success came in the 1000 metres after winning in a record time of 2:42.61 to go under the one-year-old record of 2:46.87.
Charlemont High's Jason Murray, who was second in 2:44.89, was also inside the old record as Omar Spence of Belmont took third in 2:47.43. Hinds returned later to take home the 1600 metres event in 4:42.19, ahead of teammate Qwayne Reid, second in 4:44.24 with Christiana High Jermaine Belifonte coming in third in 4:47.25.
Wolmer's duo of Xavier Nairne and Jeremy Farr continued their fine form following their good runs a week earlier at the Wesley Powell Meet. They took the top two spots in the boys' Class one 300 metres. Nairne stopped the clock at in 35.09 seconds, while Farr registered 35.26 to win his heat. Ashane Beckford of Garvey Maceo grabbed the third spot in 35.33 seconds.
Manchester High's Malique Smith produced a record run in Class three 300 metres after coming out on top in 38.27 seconds to better the old record of 38.34 seconds. St Jago High's Raheem Pinnock (39.07) and Damain Darlington (40.12) captured second and third spots.
Holmwood Technical's Samantha Pryce, who was the most dominant female athlete on the road this season with wins at the Digicel and GC Foster 5K along with the Burger King Portmore and Reggae Marathon 10K events, continued her tremendous form on the track after topping her rivals in the Open 1600 metres. She rewrote the record books with her 5:19.28 effort which erased her previous mark of 5:25.57. Spalding High's Cheriece Cope 5:19.28, finished second inside the old record as her teammate Kimone Campbell took third in 5:31,52. Pryce took second in the Class two 1000 metres in 3:08.63 as teammate Dahiama Williams won the event in 3:06.99, with third going to Spalding's Kimora Austin in 3:12.53.
Holmwood swept the top three places in Class 111 150 metres as Sherise Ellis came out on top in 19.13 seconds, ahead of Asheika Smith 19.19, and Atayle Wallace third in 19.30 seconds. Smith had earlier captured the 300 metres in 40.77 seconds, ahead of Spalding High's Annie-lie Waite 41.86, and Manchester High's Alexia Beckford 42.24 seconds.
It was also a clean sweep for Holmwood in Class 1 1000 metres as Sasha Brown stopped the clock at 3:11.85 for first place, with teammates Delverna Bromfield (3:13.37) seconds, and Zoeyan Wint (3:19.46) third.